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[audio]Melody Roundup AFRS
These shows were designed for the entertainment of servicemen and servicewomen overseas during the second world war and generally were not heard by audiences here in the United States. Guest hosts, such as Lum and Abner, Hopalong Cassidy (Bill Boyd), et. al, took song requests from soldiers and played their favorite records. Occasionally live bands took over musical performance duties.
Keywords: Old Time Radio; Melody Roundup; Lum and Abner; SONS OF THE PIONEERS; EZRA AND HIS BEVERLY HILLBILLIES; BILL BOYD AND ANDY CLYDE; ANDY DEVINE; SADDLE SERENADE TRIO; SHADY VALLEY FOLKS; SPADE COOLEY; KAY ALDRICH & COTTONSEED CLARK
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[audio]AFRS-10
The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S...
Keywords: AFRS; OTR; WWII; Date With The Duke; Spike Jones; Frances Langford; Charlie Ruggles; Duffys Tavern; Jinx Falkenbur; At Ease; Martha Mears; Comedy Caravan; Gary Moore; Jimmy Durante; Bob Hope; Edward Everett Horton; Kollege Of Musical Knowledge; Kaye Kyser; Mail Call; Dinah Shore; Victor Borge; Johnny Mercer; Raymond Scott; Fred Waring; One Night Stand; Billy Bishop; Melody Roundup; Bill Boyd; Lum and Abner; Jimmy Wakely; Spotlight Bands; Les Brown; Doris Day; Frankie Masters; Bobby Sherwood
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